Wedding Thank You Card Etiquette Guide from Atelier Rosemood
Wedding Thank You Card Etiquette Guide from Rosemood
The summer wedding season has come to a close, so congratulations to all the summer brides and grooms!
We are sure that your wedding was better than you could have ever imagined, so whilst you revel in your post-wedding bliss, don’t forget that if you said “I do” this summer, now is the best time to thank your wedding guests for making your big day so special.
Seeing as writing your wedding thank you cards isn’t always an appealing thought when it comes to starting your married life, we have teamed up with Atelier Rosemood to bring you a wedding thank you card etiquette guide, that will help make creating and writing your wedding thank you cards as painless as possible!
The Atelier Rosemood team prides itself on its top notch customer service and promises to do everything that they can to make sure that you are delighted with your wedding stationery!
Atelier Rosemood goes above and beyond to make ordering your wedding stationery online easy and enjoyable and can help you find the perfect design to match your wedding style.
Your personalised stationery will even go through a rigorous proofreading and retouching service to make sure that it is absolutely perfect, so you can rest assured that your wedding thank you cards will be in safe hands!
When to send your wedding thank you cards
According to traditional wedding thank you card etiquette, you should send your wedding thank you cards within three months of your wedding.
Writing your wedding thank you cards whilst your wedding gifts and the memories of your big day are still fresh in your mind will make it easier for you to write a heartfelt message to each guest, so we recommend sending your wedding thank you cards out as soon as possible!
If you don’t know where the time has gone since you tied the knot and the three months have flown by, you should still send your wedding thank you cards as soon as you get a chance! As the saying goes: better late than never.
Who do I need to send wedding thank you cards to?
Write a list of who you wish to send wedding thank you cards to before ordering your cards.
The easiest way to start this list is by recording your cards and wedding gifts as you open them so that you know who needs a special mention.
As a basic rule, you should send wedding thank you cards to:
- All your wedding guests.
- All those who gave you a wedding gift.
- Everyone involved in the preparations, including your wedding suppliers.
How to choose your wedding thank you cards
Wedding thank you cards are normally the last item to tick off your wedding checklist, and choosing your favourite design should be the last big wedding-related decision you have to make. Luckily for you, Rosemood has plenty of wedding thank you cards to choose from, so here are a few things to bear in mind to help you narrow down your shortlist.
- Your wedding invitations and on-the-day wedding stationery:
If you fell in love with the design of your wedding invitations, then choose wedding thank you cards to match!
- Your wedding theme and colour scheme:
With everything from rustic wedding thank you cards to traditional wedding thank you cards, you are sure to find cards to finish off your wedding theme in style and give your guests a final glimpse of your wedding colour scheme.
- How many wedding photos you wish to share.
Rosemood’s wedding photo thank you cards allow you to share up to 6 wedding photos so are perfect for indecisive, (or very photogenic), newlyweds.
- Who you are sending your wedding thank you cards to.
The romantic photo that you wish to send to your family and friends may not be the same one that you would share with your wedding suppliers, so why not create two different wedding thank you cards?
If you cannot settle on just one design, or if you are looking to prolong the wedding planning process that little bit longer to avoid the post-wedding blues, you can try out a few different designs or wedding photos by ordering personalised samples from Atelier Rosemood. This will allow you to see your favourite wedding thank you card designs in print, before placing your full order.
What to write in your wedding thank you cards
It can take a while to write your wedding thank you cards, but it is worth taking the time to get the messages just right! The most important thing is to make your wedding thank you cards personal.
You can keep your wedding thank you cards short and sweet by rotating through a few different thank you phrases to open each card; following them up with mention of the specific gifts. Whilst you can have part of your message printed on your wedding thank you cards, itis still best to add a handwritten note about the specific gift you received and how you are going to use it, (even if you have to get a little creative for some gifts).
Remember that when thanking friends and family for money, you should avoid mentioning how much someone gave you and simply let them know what the money will go towards.
They will want to know that you are going to use their gift towards something special and not just the weekly food shop.
If you are finding it hard to put pen to paper, you can take a look at our sample wedding thank you card wording for some ideas to get you started.
Thank you so much for being there on our wedding day, you helped make it truly unforgettable. It meant the world to us that we could celebrate with you. We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.
Thank you for being there on our wedding day. Having our friends and family there made the day truly unforgettable. We were so happy to receive the lovely crockery set that you so kindly gave to us. We look forward to using it for years to come.
Thank you so much for attending our wedding! We had a lovely day and were so happy that you were there. We are so grateful for your generous gift, that we will be adding to our honeymoon fund. We will be sure to send you a postcard.
Which photo to include on your wedding thank you cards
Your wedding thank you cards are a lovely souvenir for your friends and family so treat them to wedding photos that they can treasure for years to come! Get your wedding photo album back out to find the wedding photos that best capture the magic of your wedding day, before uploading them to your cards.
There are no set guidelines for which photos to feature on your wedding thank you cards so simply choose the wedding photos that mean the most to you! Choose a photo of you both sharing a tender moment to have your friends and family feeling nostalgic about your wedding day, or share your series of quirky poses to remind your loved ones of your unique wedding style!
Don’t forget that no matter which wedding photos you choose, the team of talented graphic designers at Rosemood will optimise the quality of your photos for printing, to make sure that your wedding thank you cards are absolutely perfect!
5 top tips for wedding thank you cards
Our wedding thank you card etiquette guide shows you that creating and sending wedding thank you cards doesn’t have to bring you down from cloud nine after your honeymoon. Stick to our top five tips and you can’t go wrong!
- Record your wedding gifts as you open them to create a list that will act as a prompt when writing your wedding thank you cards.
- Send your wedding thank you cards as soon as possible to have your cards and gifts fresh in your mind!
- Keep your message personal, mentioning each gift and how you are going to use it.
- A picture is worth a thousand words so share the picture that best captures the magic of your wedding day.
- Writing your wedding thank you cards should be a team effort!
If you still need help creating your wedding thank you cards then do not hesitate to get in touch with Rosemood’s friendly customer service team. You can also find plenty of wedding thank you card advice on their website, so head over to www.rosemood.co.uk for more hints and tips and to check out their range of wedding thank you card designs.
The one thing Rosemood can’t do is write your wedding thank you cards for you so split up the pile between you and make it a date. Each of you can write the wedding thank you cards destined for your side of the family, leaving space for the other to add his or her name by hand.
Depending on how many guests you had at your wedding and how many gifts you have received, it may take you a few days to get through the pile of wedding thank you cards, but it will be a lovely feeling once you drop the whole lot into the post! You can then sit back and relax, knowing that everything on your wedding checklist is now complete.